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A teletherapy radiation capsule composed of the following:
A.) an international standard source holder (usually lead),
B.) a retaining ring, and
C.) a teletherapy “source” composed of
D.) two nested stainless steel canisters welded to
E.) two stainless steel lids surrounding
F.) a protective internal shield (usually uranium metal or a tungsten alloy) and
G.) a cylinder of radioactive source material, often but not always cobalt-60. In the Goiânia incident it was caesium-137. The diameter of the “source” is 30 mm.

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A teletherapy radiation capsule composed of the following: A.) an international standard source holder (usually lead), B.) a retaining ring, and C.) a teletherapy “source” composed of D.) two nested stainless steel canisters welded to E.) two stainless steel lids surrounding F.) a protective internal shield (usually uranium metal or a tungsten alloy) and G.) a cylinder of radioactive source material, often but not always cobalt-60. In the Goiânia incident it was caesium-137. The diameter of the “source” is 30 mm.

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